Want a healthy boost to your MycoSpectrum™? Try our MycoSpectrum ™ with added fair trade, organic certified, raw, cacao powder! Our cacao compliments MycoSpectrum™ fungi, as our mushroom powder tastes a lot like thin hot chocolate when water is added. Cacao will add a slightly bitter element and will enhance the already present unsweetened chocolate notes.
Fermented cacao powder is cold-pressed, removing all of the cocoa butter and boosting the antioxidant power of the cocoa bean with natural nutritional constituents like acetic acid that helps reduce fat storage, improve blood sugar and insulin response, and reduce appetite. Maintaining the protein and fiber content, the resulting product is then cold-ground and fine-milled into a powder. Our raw cacao powder boasts an ORAC value of 1086 μmol TE/g. Cocoa polyphenols have strong antioxidant properties. The antioxidant capacity of cocoa beans per serving is higher than that of blueberries, red wine, black, and green tea.* Our cacao is comes from several varieties from the Dominican Republic and has been grown on the same land for generations.
For those concerned about the naturally occurring caffeine found in raw cacao, per 1 tsp serving, there are only 4 mg of caffeine. To compare, an 8 oz cup of black tea contains an average of 46 mg, green tea ranges from an average of 30 to 50 mg, and coffee contains an average of 80 to 100 mg of caffeine.
1 teaspoon of cacao will add about 6 calories, 1/2 gram of saturated fat, and slightly more than 1/2 gram fiber, and trace amounts of potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Try our non-dairy, vegan creamer made with organic MCT Oil Powder, organic Coconut Milk Powder, and 100% organic fine Vermont Maple Syrup Sugar (Only 3 g of sugar/serving). Raw cacao and MCT oil boast significant health benefits and act synergistically to create a cascade effect of illuminating wellness.
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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1541-4337.12180, Flavor Chemistry of Cocoa Products—An Overview
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or health condition. Before using this or any health supplement, consult with your health care provider. Coconut milk and MCT oil are possible allergens to those sensitive to tree nuts. Processed in facility that also processes tree nuts, but never peanuts.